wild geranium


: a common geranium (Geranium maculatum) of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and flowers of rosy purple
also : any of several related geraniums

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Waukesha, Linder said her blended gardens lean cottage style but also include a variety of woodland natives including wild geranium, mayapple, bloodroot, wild ginger and both red and white trillium. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Other spring flowers to look for include spring beauty, trillium, violets and wild geranium. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Also look for trillium, wild geranium, jack-in-the-pulpit and yellow trout lily. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 This year, Ott hopes to harvest early roses, rhododendrons, azaleas, wild geranium, clematis tendrils and English bluebells. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 In late spring, wild geranium, golden ragwort, and bright yellow daffodils adorn the forested paths. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 14 Apr. 2022 Bee-friendly options for early blooms include serviceberry trees and native flowers shooting star, wild geranium, Virginia bluebells and wild lupine. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2022 Scarlet gaura, wild geranium and brown-eyed Susan join in the festivities, and tall columbines bloom close to the water. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2022 Some ideas include sweet woodruff, hostas, ferns, bleeding heart, rhododendron, wild geranium, violets, trillium and hardy cyclamen. oregonlive, 24 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wild geranium was in 1840

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“Wild geranium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20geranium. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

wild geranium

: a geranium of the eastern U.S. and Canada with rosy purple flowers
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